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English verb: pass up

1. pass up (possession) refuse to accept


SamplesHe refused my offer of hospitality.


ExamplesThey pass up the money


Synonymsdecline, refuse, reject, turn down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bounce, dishonor, dishonour


Verb groupdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, scorn, spurn, turn down


Antonymsaccept, take, have

2. pass up (perception) fail to acknowledge


SamplesHe passed me up in the street.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)ignore









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